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South Hadley Falls below the Dam

South Hadley

May 13, 2024

Harvey Allen

The river was quite high, but our small group of three managed to view some interesting bird behavior and garner 28 species.  There were Great Blue Herons and Turkey Vultures feeding on Shad in the river below the dam. We visited Canal Park to take advantage of wonderful views up and down the river.  From this location a Bald Eagle’s nest is visible, but the one young produced this year had already fledged.  Probably the most interesting behavior we observed was an aerial battle between an adult Bald Eagle and an Osprey.  It was quite a sight!  Click below to view complete trip list.